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No. 12 South Carolina set to host Coastal Carolina

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said he won't rest anyone healthy for this week's game against Coastal Carolina. However, he did acknowledge Tuesday that he is taking the opportunity of playing the Football Championship Division opponent to tinker with the lineup for his No. 12 Gamecocks (8-2). Sophomore tailback...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Gamecocks top Gators, stay alive for SEC East title

COLUMBIA, S.C. The football gods may have a perverse sense of humor sometimes, but they also have a clear understanding of what makes for good drama. As in, it's Nov. 17, and we still don't know which programs will represent the East and West divisions at the SEC championship in Atlanta. The primary reasons for the uncertainty: No. 10 South Carolina had just enough tricks...
Via Fox Sports South
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Half Empty: Reasons to Worry

South Carolina's 2OT win over Missouri has energized the fanbase and been the talk of college football.  In fact coverage of last week's win has dwarfed talk of this week's opponent.  That may prove to be a mistake.  Not to go all Debbie Downer on you, but here are reasons for concern or pessimism and reasons South Carolina could lose to Mississippi State. It&...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Gamecocks Football: Sunday Reflections on Beating UCF

The South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Central Florida Golden Knights by the score of 28-25 last night. After sleeping on the win, the realization is the game was ugly on many levels and without a doubt should not have been that close. Hated to see Connor Shaw and Brandon Wilds suffer injuries, the loss of those two will hurt the depth at their respected positions. Out of...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

South Carolina Football: Q&A with Saturday Edge

Time for some questions about South Carolina football to be answered. Our blogging pal over at Saturday Edge asked us to weigh in on four questions regarding the 2012 USC football schedule and team. Here is our opinions....1. What are South Carolina’s main strengths this season?The Gamecocks are fairly balanced across the board in 2012. The strength on the offensive side of the...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

South Carolina Spring Football 2012: Thoughts on Running Backs

South Carolina has a talented stable of capable running backs but the lead workhorse is Marcus Lattimore. The question is who will emerge as the backup. Lattimore will not take part in the spring practice but he will be the starter in 2012. He has already rushed for over 2,000 yards and 27 touchdowns and that is while missing several games over those two seasons. The job for the...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Gamecocks Football: Everette Sands Hired to Coach Running Backs

Steve Spurrier got his man to be the next running backs coach, Everette Sands.  He comes to USC via a stint on the staff of NC State.Sands is just the latest hire in the last week as Joe Robinson was hired to coach special teams/tight ends and Kirk Botkin was hired to coach the linebackers.As the running backs coach, he gets to continue to mold Marcus Lattimore into a NFL-caliber...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Gamecocks Football Recruiting: Maybe Give Imani Cross a Call?

One thing is certain about South Carolina football, the running back stable with the likes of Marcus Lattimore, Brandon Wilds and Shon Carson is well-positioned for future successes.  But in the world of recruiting you are always reloading and that is exactly what USC has to do in the upcoming 2012 class.Currently, they have a pledge from Kendric Salley but would like to add one...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
December 23, 2011  |  Discuss
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